Wales Women vs Denmark Women Live Stream Free Online Reddit TV Channels: Start time, TV Coverage. Wales host Denmark at the Cardiff City Stadium in a friendly match in what is Gemma Grainger’s second game in charge of the Welsh national side. Gemma Grainger’s Wales side take on Denmark on Tuesday evening, four days after facing 10th-best side in the world Canada
Wales Women manager Gemma Grainger insists she is using fixtures against top 15-ranked opposition as a dress rehearsal for Wales’ 2023 World Cup qualifying campaign beginning later this year.
Grainger’s first match in charge of Wales came on Friday night when Canada – ranked 10th in the world – ran out 3-0 winners in a tough test.
But the former England Women assistant coach, who was unveiled as Jayne Ludlow’s successor in March, is relishing playing higher-ranked opposition, believing it to be the perfect tool to find out what she needs to know about her new squad.
Speaking ahead of Wales’ next test against Denmark – ranked 14th in the world compared to Wales at 31 – on Tuesday night, Grainger told WalesOnline: “The game on Friday was a good opportunity for me to see how every member of this team played a part, whether the girls were on the pitch or in the stand.
“In our minds, this is very much a rehearsal for us. We do have the June camp, but with the timescales we have, I’m very focused on finding out what I need to and what I want to learn about the group so we can be best prepared for those World Cup qualifiers for September/October/November.
“I think the hard tests are the enjoyable bit for me. I’m really looking forward to the game against Denmark because these are the games we want to play.”
The draw for the 2023 World Cup qualifiers takes place on April 30, before the campaign to reach the tournament in Australia and New Zealand begins in September.
Wales fans can expect several changes to the side facing Denmark, while captain Sophie Ingle is set to come up against Chelsea teammate Pernille Harder, who moved to Emma Hayes’ Chelsea side last September after a world record women’s football transfer fee.
But while Grainger looks to learn more about her players, the new Wales boss insists the camp objective remains the same: to learn as much as possible, as quickly as possible.
“For every individual, including myself, that will be something different. Playing minutes won’t always be the biggest indicator for learning, but for me to learn as much as I can, I anticipate there will be a few changes – without telling you what the team is!
“The inspirational thing for me is how these girls are so motivated to want to be the best they can be, and their mindset in this environment. That’s where they want to be.”
There were plenty of positives for Grainger to take after the clash against Canada, including the debut performances of Liverpool midfielder Ceri Holland and Tottenham defender Esther Morgan.
“Ceri did fantastic”, Grainger said.
“It’s great for her to come into the group, it adds that competitive edge within the group. Not only Ceri, but Esther making her debut as well, and it was Lily Woodham’s first start.
“I do focus on the collective but when we have individuals who are coming into the team like that, it only increases the competitive edge that we have and for me as a coach that’s a helpful thing, and it’s really welcomed.”
Grainger also praised “outstanding leader” and captain Sophie Ingle, who led from the front despite her grandmother Mo having passed away last week.
Wales manager Grainger added: “It really just shows that value of family. This is her second home.
“She’s an outstanding leader and I’ve known that since the first conversation I had with her. She’s always thinking about others, but for us this week our focus was about looking after her to make sure she had everything she needed.”
Wales Women will play Denmark at Cardiff City Stadium on Tuesday, April 13 (7.15pm kick-off, live on BBC iPlayer) – a venue which will be a new experience for Grainger.
“For me, I’m thinking about the fact we’re playing at Cardiff City Stadium, it’s another huge thing for me and it’s something that for us as a team we want to keep doing, we want the fans to be able to see us in those stadiums.
“We want to be on TV regularly, we want to the coverage, we really want to build it for us and for everyone around us. I’m really looking forward to the stadium as well as the opposition.”
Wales host Denmark at the Cardiff City Stadium in a friendly match in what is Gemma Grainger’s second game in charge of the Welsh national side.
Cymru lost 3-0 to Canada at Leckwith Stadium on Friday night, meanwhile Denmark claimed a 1-0 victory over the Republic of Ireland.
Grainger will be desperate to claim her first victory with the Red Dragons, though Denmark will undoubtedly provide a tough test
Denmark rank 14th in the the FIFA World Rankings and Wales will need to monitor the threat that their opponents carry.
Amongst those is captain Pernille Harder, of whom captain Sophie Ingle plays alongside at Chelsea. Last September, Harder made a world record women’s football transfer to the Blues, scoring eight goals to date.
Meanwhile, Jess Fishlock- who is her nation’s all time record appearance maker- is certainly going to be a huge threat for the Danes.
Given the quality on show for both sides, it promises to be an exciting encounter in the Welsh Capital.
Following Friday’s defeat, the hosts are expected to make a variety of changes as Grainger looks to unearth her best squad.
As the former England women’s assistant has publicly pointed to, facing off against high-profile opposition will only be invaluable experience heading into their World Cup Qualification Campaign, which will begin later this year. The draw for the competition, which will take place in Australia and New Zealand, will be on April 30.